Category Archives : Newsletters

December 2018 Newsletter | Thank You and Happy Holidays

With the generous support of our many donors and volunteers, MHAS has provided legal assistance to over 2,200 clients in 2018. Read about our programs here. This has been an extremely difficult year for us at MHAS because our long-time Executive Director Jim Preis passed away in October. Jim first came to MHAS as a USC law student […]

November 2018 Newsletter | Annual Celebration Honoring Jim Preis

On October 28, 2018 Mental Health Advocacy Services celebrated the life and distinguished advocacy career of our long-time Executive Director, Jim Preis. We were honored to be joined by Jim’s family who accepted the award on his behalf. MHAS Board Member Francis Ryu announced that MHAS’ annual Advocates Award has been re-named the “Jim Preis […]

October 2018 Newsletter | In Memory of Jim Preis

We are deeply saddened and grieved by the loss of our Executive Director Jim Preis. After several months of treatment for cancer, Jim passed away on October 12 with his family by his side. The tremendous outpouring of community support over the last few weeks has been comforting during this difficult time. Jim’s family told […]

July 2018 Newsletter | Executive Director Jim Preis’ Retirement

Join us to celebrate a 41-year tradition of protecting and advancing the rights of people with mental disabilities and to honor the career of our long-time Executive Director, Jim Preis. Jim Preis has decided to retire after 39 years in that position. Jim has agreed to stay in the role until his replacement is hired, […]

April 2018 Newsletter

In April 1968, The Fair Housing Act was passed as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 with the goal of eliminating housing discrimination and creating equal opportunity in every community (hud.gov). Fifty years later, MHAS is committed to advancing that goal. We provide advocacy and education to ensure that our clients with disabilities […]